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LEGAL WOES FORCING NCAA TO REEVALUATE ORGANIZATION'S SET-UP?

          The case against the NCAA for "severely limiting the
     salaries paid to certain assistant basketball coaches," was
     featured in an extensive piece by Marcia Chambers in
     Sunday's N.Y. TIMES.  The suit has "resulted in a roughly"
     $80M legal defeat, the "costliest such setback in the
     organization's history."  Chambers: "To its critics, the
     N.C.A.A.'s mishandling of the coaches' case reflected some
     of the wider, longstanding flaws of the organization --
     institutional arrogance, questionable structuring of its
     legal representation, anachronistic views of the college
     sports industry -- and goes a long way toward explaining why
     it has suffered a variety of defeats and come under
     additional assaults."  The NCAA has begun a "far-reaching
     restructuring in governance," creating a new exec committee
     to "establish budgets and set fundamental policies and
     strategies."  The NCAA has also hired its own in-house
     lawyer to manage its legal affairs, "a practical move many
     thought was overdue."  NCAA President Cedric Dempsey said
     that the coaches ruling is a "watershed experience for the
     organization, forcing it to find another way of doing
     business."  Dempsey: "We will take a full-scale look at
     every rule.  We are willing to change" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/12).
          
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